Installing T Posts

Installing T posts is not a terribly hard thing to do, though it is quite time consuming. This article is a quick T post fence how to that will hopefully help the job to be easy, if not quick. Installing T post fences is never quick.

The first thing to take into consideration is the T post spacing. This also includes doing some measurements of the area you intend to fence off and deciding how many T posts you will need to do the job correctly. Be sure you do not plan to space the T posts any further than 12 feet apart. With this in mind, calculating the number of T posts you will need is simple – merely divide the length of the fence by 12 and you will get the number of T posts you need. In some cases it may be a good idea to have install them closer together. If you think you may have one of these special situations, contact tposts.com and see if this 12 foot rule sounds right to them regarding your application.

Once the corner posts are set, it is time to install T posts. A T post driver should be used to create the hole that the T post will be inserted in. Once the hole is created, simply drop push the T post into the new hole until its bottom fin is under the soil.

Now that the T posts and the corner posts are in place, it is time to run the actual fencing wire. You will need plenty of clips to attach the wires to the T posts and a wire puller to be sure the wire is taut between the posts. At TPosts.com we can advise you on exactly how many clips you are likely to need and if any additional tools will be require to do your particular job.

Like many things, the nuances of installing a T post fence are largely dependent on your particular situation and plans. If you need help please feel free to contact us today!

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